Viktim Viktorious is an indie rock band that was formed when its members met at a support group for victims of hate crimes. Using their music to spread acceptance throughout the world, they have made a name for themselves in the music industry as a best selling band.
When Raene, the lead singer, was a young child, her family's home was burned down by a group of white supremacists. The experience was traumatizing and it set her on the path to starting a support group for victims of hate crimes as a young adult. Once the band was formed, Raene legally dropped her last name in order to protect her family from any negative reper
Disabilities in Media: A Brief Subjective Analysis
I have used a wheelchair since I was 3; I am now 25. As a child, I yearned to see a reflection of myself in media and my parents went to great lengths to find any books, movies, and TV series that featured people with disabilities. I filled my mind with these characters and their stories, letting them inspire me to live life to the absolute fullest.
It was always a disappointment to me that there weren't many people like me shown in media, despite disabled individuals constituting the largest minority in the world (an estimated 1 out of every 5 people has some disability). Failure to include disabled individuals in any media portrayal of th